"Early America’s Preeminent Surveyor": 2013 Maps and America Lecture at UWM

April 11, 2013

Chas Langelan, Washington DC Land Surveyor (retired), and Officer of the Surveyors Historical Society, will present “Andrew Ellicott: Early America’s Preeminent Surveyor,” on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in the American Geographical Society Library.

Ellicott (1754-1820), during a long and distinguished career, helped complete the Mason-Dixon Line, and laid out the Georgia-North Carolina border, the western bounds of Pennsylvania, the American boundary with Spanish Florida, the New York-Pennsylvania line, the Erie triangle, and the Canadian border of New York.

He is perhaps best remembered for his survey of Washington, D.C. and his work finishing Pierre L’Enfant’s plan of the city.

The Holzheimer "Maps and America" Lecture series, initiated in 1990, is supported by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer and co-sponsored by the Friends of the Golda Meir Library. In conjunction with the talk, an exhibit of maps relating to the lecture topic will be on display.

The lecture, free and open to the public, will be presented at 6 p.m. with a reception preceding the talk at 5 p.m. The AGS Library is located on the third floor, east wing of the UWM Golda Meir Library building, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.

For more information or special needs, please call 414-229-6282.

Community Watch

» Social media story on the storms rolling through Milwaukee area 7/21

» Milwaukee's first surf shop rides into Shorewood Updated:  7/21

» Rock climbing wall, trampolines might come to Brown Deer business park Updated:  7/20

» Whitefish Bay baseball team ends Shorewood magic with regional win 7/20

» Nicolet baseball team goes down fighting in regional loss to Kewaskum 7/20

» Whitefish Bay's Rybakowicz shuts out Brown Deer in regional semi 7/20

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Wisconsin Badgers football, WIFCA All-Star game 7/20

» West Bend West's Burns beats Whitefish Bay baseball team on mound, at plate in sectional 7/20

» Maslowski oversaw creation of nine tax incremental financing districts 7/19

» Maslowski transformed Glendale in impactful career as city administrator 7/19

» Development is off the table in Wilson Drive discussions 7/19

» Debbie Roesner appointed to Fox Point-Bayside School Board 7/19

» Bublr makes push for extra bike rental stations in Shorewood 7/18

» #BestSummerEverNOW: Share your 2016 summer photos of you in the Milwaukee suburbs Updated:  7/18

» Live coverage: 2016 WIAA Summer Baseball Sectional Round Updated:  7/18

» NOW's user submitted stories, photos will be discontinued in early August 7/18

» Whitefish Bay baseball team wins regioinal title over Shorewood, 9-3 7/15

» Whitefish Bay sleep consultant is a dream come true for North Shore parents Updated:  7/14

» Suburban couple who scammed state aid programs avoid jail 7/13

» Three Lions Pub, Camp Bar allowed to have patio seating on the street 7/13

» Animator of 'Yellow Submarine' and other influential shows will appear in Whitefish Bay 7/13

» MVC Boys Club team takes third in volleyball nationals 7/13

» Millard earns 500th win as Homestead closes on strong note 7/13

» Sports Wraps: July 14, 2016 7/13

» Nicolet baseball team sneaks out a couple of close ones 7/13

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Best Summer Ever

 

We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

Advertisement

Advertisement

CONNECT    

Advertisement